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15:13 Feb 5, 2012
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Portuguese term or phrase: venhamos e convenhamos
I'm looking for both a translation and an explanation of "venhamos e convenhamos". Here is it used in a sentence:

"Mas, venhamos e convenhamos, por que temer tando a sexta feira 13?"

I'd translate it as "come on" (in the sense of "give me a break").

Thanks!
John Milan
United States
Local time: 12:53
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2let's get real
Muriel Vasconcellos
4 +1you have to agree with meLuciano Eduardo de Oliveira
4 +1let's get with it
Katarina Peters
4oh, come off it!xxxtrsk2000
4let us all be practical..Spiridon
4But why fearing...Claudia Veloso
3let's all admit/agree
Verginia Ophof


Discussion entries: 4





  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
you have to agree with me


Explanation:
O falante quer que o ouvinte concorde com ele por a declaração ser óbvia o suficiente.

Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira
Brazil
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 48

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gilmar Fernandes: closer to the source text, even though the other 5 suggestions posted so far also convey the meaning in a more idiomatic way, but in my humble opinion, somehow are not fully faithful to the source text...
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
oh, come off it!


Explanation:
in the idiomatic sense of "oh come off it, are you really scared of....?". This is UK English

xxxtrsk2000
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:53
Native speaker of: English
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
let's get with it


Explanation:
another expression

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Note added at 1 hr (2012-02-05 16:19:35 GMT)
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or:
let's get real
or:
let's face it

Katarina Peters
Canada
Local time: 12:53
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 60

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agree  padua: I prefer: "let's face it" ;)
1 day20 hrs
  -> Thanks Lais, let's face it...
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
let's all admit/agree


Explanation:
suggestion

Verginia Ophof
Belize
Local time: 10:53
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 65
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
let us all be practical..


Explanation:
This is the real sense of the phrase

Spiridon
Brazil
Local time: 14:53
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Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 16
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
let's get real


Explanation:
I think this captures the sense of it. It retains the first person plural, so that the listener is in league with the speaker, and 'get real' implies the idea of coming to agreement - and it's still a saying, like the original.

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Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 09:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 88

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agree  Daniel Tavares
16 hrs
  -> Thanks, Daniel!

agree  Marcos Ferreira
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1 day22 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
But why fearing...


Explanation:
suggestion

Claudia Veloso
Portugal
Local time: 17:53
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Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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